Lisa is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. While she is currently interested in exploring facets of social justice, critical democracy, and the theory of praxis, her otherwise research interests include measurement, evaluation, felt authenticity, health and educational research. For the last fourteen years, Lisa worked as a senior/research analyst in institutional research at a local university and, in conjunction with a sole proprietorship, conducted numerous studies focused within educational research. She holds a Masters degree in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MERM), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and an Associate of Arts degree in International Studies and Development. In her former life, Lisa served as a recreational therapist working with both seniors and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Lisa has a passion for her Indigenous heritage, her family, her dogs, the outdoors, and making a difference through research.